104-Introduction to Needle Felting

Felting dates back to the neolithic period and has been used for centuries in textile making, but it wasn't until the 1980's and 90's that we see needle felting becoming an artistic process. In this class, we will discuss the history and science of needle felting to better understand the craft, and create both 2D and 3D art from natural wool.


Note: There is no class on 2/19.


Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


-Needle felting kit: https://a.co/d/fsnCWtS




-Several felting needles, multi felting needle tool, miniature sheers, foam felting block


-3 wool dryer balls


-roughly 10oz - 1 lb of wool roving in different colors
-extra white wool for practice and dying custom colors if desired.

There are several local farms that sell these products, or you can purchase online. 





About the Instructor

William Staats

William Staats (Wil) has been a life long student of the arts. Wil attended Bridgewater Raritan High School where he took many art classes and was involved in the Somerset County 4-H fine arts club and open divisions. Wil continued studying art in college and further developed his passion for ceramics. Outside of his schooling, Wil is the makeup director for Scare Farm, and loves exploring fun and new ways to create art. 


Class Details

February 05 - March 18, 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Days: Monday

Tuition: $237

Member Tuition: $212

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Winter 2024

Level: Adult (All Levels)

Instructor: William Staats